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Record funds for Walk for Justice 2017

Australian Pro Bono News

The 2017 Walk for Justice was a great success, taking place on 16 May in Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. Despite a slight drop in numbers overall (1,708 walkers compared to almost 1,900 in 2016), the event has already raised a record $173,299 for LawRight, Law Access WA, Justice Connect and JusticeNet SA, up from $157,000 in 2016.

Click here for more stories from Issue 119 of Australian Pro Bono News.

Pro bono reporting for NSW Legal Services Panel

Australian Pro Bono News

In July 2016, the New South Wales (NSW) Government included pro bono conditions in its new whole-of-government NSW Legal Services Panel arrangements.  Firms will in July 2017 for the first time be reporting on their pro bono work in NSW – a direct result of these new NSW tender rules.

Free Guide: Client management and self-care

Client management and self-care — a guide for pro bono lawyersThis online resource is designed to be tailored and used to meet training requirements for lawyers participating in pro bono work. The Guide can also be adapted for use more broadly across the legal assistance sector.

The result of a collaborative effort between Sparke Helmore Lawyers, Henry Davis York, Clayton Utz and McCabes Lawyers, the Guide has had substantial input from the legal assistance sector, other law firms, experts in mental health and the Centre.

Available in PDF and Word.

Vic Supreme Court provides clarity around costs in pro bono cases

Australian Pro Bono News

On 1 April 2017 the Victorian Supreme Court amended its general civil procedure rules to allow pro bono legal practitioners to recover costs from their unsuccessful opponents. These amendments, which support and reinforce the Court of Appeal’s decision in Mainieri & Anor v Cirillo [2014] VSCA 227, are good news for those who have long advocated for reform in this area. The Rules amendments, however, leave room for further reform measures.

Click here for more stories from Issue 118 of Australian Pro Bono News.

What’s New

Record funds for Walk for Justice 2017

Australian Pro Bono NewsAustralian Pro Bono News: June 2017

Lawyers walking for Justice on National Pro Bono Day 2017 raise record amount for pro bono clearing houses

The 2017 Walk for Justice was a great success. Held annually on National Pro Bono Day, this year’s event took place on 16 May in Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. Despite a slight drop in numbers overall (1,708 walkers compared to almost 1,900 in 2016), the event has already raised a record $173,299 for LawRight, Law Access WA, Justice Connect and JusticeNet SA, up from $157,000 in 2016.

Click here for more stories from Issue 119 of Australian Pro Bono News.

Pro bono reporting for NSW Legal Services Panel

In July 2016, the New South Wales (NSW) Government included pro bono conditions in its new whole-of-government NSW Legal Services Panel arrangements.  Firms will in July 2017 for the first time be reporting on their pro bono work in NSW – a direct result of these new NSW tender rules.

Free Guide: Client management and self-care

Client management and self-care — a guide for pro bono lawyersThis online resource is designed to be tailored and used to meet training requirements for lawyers participating in pro bono work. The Guide can also be adapted for use more broadly across the legal assistance sector.

The result of a collaborative effort between Sparke Helmore Lawyers, Henry Davis York, Clayton Utz and McCabes Lawyers, the Guide has had substantial input from the legal assistance sector, other law firms, experts in mental health and the Centre.

Available in PDF and Word.

Vic Supreme Court provides clarity around costs in pro bono cases

Australian Pro Bono News

On 1 April 2017 the Victorian Supreme Court amended its general civil procedure rules to allow pro bono legal practitioners to recover costs from their unsuccessful opponents. These amendments, which support and reinforce the Court of Appeal’s decision in Mainieri & Anor v Cirillo [2014] VSCA 227, are good news for those who have long advocated for reform in this area. The Rules amendments, however, leave room for further reform measures.

Click here for more stories from Issue 118 of Australian Pro Bono News.

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